Modern Canada

Questions from Discover Canada Chapter - Modern Canada. Detailed chapter-by-chapter questions help students retain and review knowledge from each chapter.



Canadian football teams compete in the Canadian Football League for which trophy?

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What organizations has Canada joined?

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Federal government (un)employment insurance was introduced in Canada in which year?

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Canadian James Naismith invented which sport in 1891?

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In which year did Donovan Bailey of Canada break the 100m world record and become a double Olympic gold medallist?

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When was the Canadian Pension Plan introduced?

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In which year did Canada pass the threshold that more than 50% of its population had adequate food, shelter, and clothing?

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Canadian company Research in Motion is best known for its invention which communications device?

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Widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, which Canadian team did Wayne Gretzky play for between 1979 and 1988?

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Which of these is currently Canada’s largest trade partner?

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Which war did Canadian troops fight in as part of a United Nations force between 1950 and 1953?

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Canada’s modern energy industry began with the discovery of oil in 1947 in which province?

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What have Canadians Sidney Altman, Richard Lee Taylor, Michael Smith, Bertram Brockhouse, Gerhardt Hertzberg, and John Polanyi all got in common?

Question 13 of 25

What is Canada’s official summer sport?

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Terry Fox, a British Columbian, tried to run across Canada in the “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for what?

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Who developed the Standard Time Zone system?

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How many times have referendums produced a negative result for Québec sovereignty?

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In 1975, Canada welcomed over 50,000 refugees from which country?

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When was La Francophonie founded?

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In what year was an Act passed which guarantees equal access to French and English federal government services?

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The period of rapid change in Québec in the 1960s was called what?

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Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered which revolutionary drug?

Question 22 of 25

Perhaps Canada’s best-known contribution to the visual arts is…?

Question 23 of 25

Which of these was not invented by a Canadian inventor?

Question 24 of 25

Who were the last group of Canadians, in 1960, to get the vote?

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